News releases

  • Farmers donate $25,000 to Second Harvest to help families struggling with food insecurity

    News Release Fruit and vegetable growers give thanks by giving back Farmers donate $25,000 to Second Harvest to help families struggling with food insecurity Guelph ON, 1 February 2021 -  Ontario's  fruit and vegetable growers have made a $25,000 donation to help hungry Ontarians st...

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  • ERO 019-2579 - Proposed regulation, and proposed regulatory amendments, to make producers responsible for operating blue box programs

    December 3, 2020 Jamelia Alleyne Resource Recovery Policy Branch Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 40 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON M4V 1M2 Sent via email:  RRPB.Mail@ontario.ca   Re: ERO 019-2579 - Proposed regulation, and proposed regulatory amendments, to make produ...

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  • Fruit and vegetable growers welcome grocery industry call for grocer code of conduct

    News Release - For Immediate Release Fruit and vegetable growers welcome grocery industry call for grocer code of conduct   Guelph ON, November 12, 2020  – Ontario's fruit and vegetable growers welcome the support of  Michael Medline, President of Sobeys Inc., and are enc...

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  • Fruit and vegetable growers welcome additional cost-share funding for farm worker protection

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  • Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs - Impact of COVID-19

    On August 24, 2020, OFVGA Vice Chair Charles Stevens made a presentation to Ontario's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, which has been working to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses in the province. Although provincial and federal govern...

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  • An open letter to the people of Niagara Region

    An open letter to the people of Niagara Region My name is Ray Duc and our family farm has been growing grapes and tender fruit in Niagara-on- the-Lake since 1960. Forrer Farms was founded by my wife Linda's parents; today, we farm with our son Jeffrey, and his two children are the fifth gen...

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  • Open letter to people of Grey, Bruce & Blue Mountains

    Open letter to people of Grey, Bruce & Blue Mountains We're Kyle and Greg Ardiel. We're cousins and our families are both apple growers in the Clarksburg area. Kyle's family grows apples predominantly for the fresh market, while Greg's family grows fresh and processing...

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  • An open letter to the people of Norfolk

    An open letter to the people of Norfolk, My name is Dusty Zamecnik, and I'm the fourth generation of my family to live and work on our farm here in Norfolk County. We're Ontario's largest commercial wholesale producer of high bush blueberries; you'll see our berries in the...

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  • ERO # 019-1340 - Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework

    The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks’ (MECP) consultation on Ontario’s water quantity management framework. Many of OFVGA’s member...

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